February 22, 2018

Drilling, Earthquakes, and Motley Fools

Fort Worth Citizens Against Neighborhood Drilling Ordinance (FWCanDo)
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From the, “What-is-this-world-coming-to” Department…
The Fort Worth City Council will soon decide if allowing earthquakes inside the city limits is OK. I’ve lost track of the number of earthquakes that have occurred in the Barnett Shale since the beginning of the big bad boom, but it’s a lot.

Similar quakes have ravaged Arkansas, Colorado and other states where fracking and toxic waste injection wells are commonplace. There are well over 100 injection wells in the Barnett, alone.

In nearly all of these places, earthquakes were unheard of until the drillers showed up. As FW League of Neighborhoods, President, Libby Willis, points out in her upcoming, Special to the Star-Telegram, “When the injections stopped, the earthquakes stopped.”

Armed with that vital information, the motley fools known as, The Fort Worth City Council, may soon allow injection wells inside the City limits. This fits their pattern of marching to the orders of the City’s legal department who get their orders from Chesapeake, XTO and other drilling fanatics. Smell’s funny, don’t it.

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